Game Plan for the Next 100 Days

By Kevin Appleby Having goals is all very well, but you need to turn them into reality. In this post we look at how you go about setting up a game plan for the next 100 days. The game plan will allow you to assemble the resources around you that will deliver the...

Reviewing the last 100 days

By Kevin Appleby When you start to plan you always need to take stock of where you are. Planning the next 100 days involves reviewing the last 100 days and understanding: What went well What didn’t go so well What you should have done differently What you have...

Personal Offsite for The Next 100 Days

By Kevin Appleby A personal offsite is probably the last thing you think you need. Something to replace the old annual appraisal.You’ve stepped away from corporate life, and the annual appraisal, the annual and quarterly business objectives that have framed your...

How well do you know your ideal customer?

By Kevin Appleby Ideal customer has been a recurring theme in the last two episodes of The Next 100 days podcast. Knowing your ideal customer (or avatar) is very important, and is a key first step to almost all the business development you are likely to do. In short,...

Why focus on the next 100 days?

By admin Following the launch of the next 100 days podcast, Id like to take some time to explain why I believe focussing on 100 days is the right thing to do. The problem with calendar based planning, Traditional goal setting is annual, some people advocate breaking...

The Next 100 Days Podcast

By admin The next 100 days podcast, the new show that I’m co-hosting with Graham Arrowsmith is now live on iTunes. Together, we will be using the next 100 days podcast to reveal strategies you can use to improve your business and take it to the next level. In...

Scanning the horizon ā€“ PESTELO or PESTLE?

By admin PESTELO analysis isn’t common in small businesses, but there are plenty of situations where it should be. Let me explain. At the start of your new planning round its sometimes worth taking a good look at whats happening in the outside world. Whats going...

Why you need a Plan on a Page

By admin Introducing the Plan on a Page The Plan on a Page is where the whole planning exercise comes together (10 days of planning for 90 days of execution). The purpose is to turn ideas, intentions and desires into actions that can produce the outcomes you are...